8 Days Overland to Kathmandu Tour




8 days

Tour Type

Best Months To Travel

June, July, Aug, Sept


This trip is one of the most popular adventure tours in the world as its visitors cross the mighty Himalayas and view the panorama of the world’s highest peaks. Upon your arrival to the holy city of Lhasa, you will be greeted by the lovely blue sky and impressive glimpses of many monasteries. We will spend a couple of days in Lhasa, appreciating its prominent historical and religious sites like the breathtaking Potala Palace, and divine Jokhang Temple, as well as the expansive Drepung and Sera monasteries.

These first couple of days also tend to help many of our visitors recover from jet lag. Before we embark on our journey into the Himalayan region. We will view the holy Yamdrok Lake, beautiful Karo la glaciers, mystical Gyantse Khubum stupa, and the Tashi Lhunpo monastery en route.

These sites will repeatedly stir you with astonishment and appreciation and will keep the trip memorable throughout our eight-day excursion. After seeing the gorgeous golden face of the sun as it reflects off of Mount Everest, we will drive to Nepal by descending steeply into the valley of Mutsang Tsangpo.


  • Tour Cost Includes:
  • - All necessary travel permits to Tibet;
  • Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;
  • Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included), SEE VEHICLE PHOTOS HERE;
  • Private guide: English-speaking local TIBETAN GUIDE;
  • Lodging: available from 5-star hotels to budget guesthouses, SEE HOTEL PHOTOS HERE;
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;
  • Oxygen canisters: 2 canisters for each person;
  • Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;
  • First aid kit;
  • Liability travel insurance;
  • Tour Cost Excludes:
  • Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation(recommended);
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone calls, etc.);
  • International and domestic flight/train. (Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Average a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person);
  • Nepal visa: arrival visa is issued for USD25, 15days single entry tourist visa;
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver:

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

Our representatives greet you at the airport/train station and it is a short drive to the holy city of Lhasa, where our adventures together begin. We will travel along the Lhasa River within a valley enclosed by barren mountains, before reaching the grand city and the very first glimpses of the tremendous Potala Palace. We will then check into our hotel which is located in the old part of the city or the ‘Tibetan Area.’ In the center of this area are the mystical Jokhang Temple and bustling Bakhor Street, which show visitors a piece of traditional Tibetan life.  Over the next following days, you will be able to travel to a few, worthy world heritage sites that are infused with Tibetan Buddhist culture and religious practices. Despite this busy schedule, you will still have plenty of time to walk shoulder to shoulder with devoted local pilgrims in the streets of Bakhor and explore the gorgeous, ancient buildings. In the magical Drepung and Sera monasteries, our knowledgeable guides will enhance your experience with thorough historical and cultural information. The days are flexible and easy to do on your own and many guests have explored the city by themselves. In addition, we arrange special excursions to typical Tibetan villages to meet families or receive rare, sacred blessings from high lamas.
During these next few days, we will travel over the Gampa la Pass and Karo la Pass to Gyantse and Shigatse. Both of these towns are nestled deep within the western Tibetan plateau and are a must-see for any visitor interested in the emersion of both culture and tradition. Following the Brahmaputra River, we will trek through the terrain of the Gampa la Pass(4900m). For some, this hike may be difficult but the view of the holy Yomdrok Lake is absolutely breathtaking. Mt.Nyenchen Kangsar, with its snow-capped peaks, only adds to the beauty of this lush landscape. On our way to Gyantse and Shigatse, scattered villages and lone stupas greet us along the road. Both Gyantse and Shigatse are well known for their historical and religious value and many foreigners have been known to enjoy these ancient towns. Gyantse is also known as a ‘hero’s town’ and was previously the capital of a 14th-century kingdom. Another reason to visit these two beautiful towns is to get a feel for authentic traditional Tibetan life as these regions have slightly different traditions than those of Lhasa.  Once we arrive in these two towns, we will visit the Gyantse Kubhum stupa and Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

We gradually and steadily ascend into the mountainous Himalayan region and traverse some remarkable passes. The first panoramic view of the Himalayas can be seen from the ridge of Gyatso la Pass (5400m).  There are an innumerable number of snow-capped peaks. Through the barren mountains, astonishing landscapes and photogenic villages are true gems within these hidden valleys and it is not hard to imagine what this landscape would have looked like a few hundred years ago. We then approach the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, which rises at 8844.4 m. After reaching the base of the massive mountain, we will spend a night in Rongbuk Valley and it is only a short hike to the EBC marker. Herds of wild goats perch atop large boulders and the sight of small mammals is not uncommon. As we awake the next morning, a striking view of luminous peaks is highlighted by the sun and it is bittersweet to say goodbye to this landscape that we have gotten to know so well. Next, we will drive south to Nepal and traverse the Thongla Pass. We will then gradually descend into a deep valley with a series of switchback bends. There are spectacular waterfalls on both sides of these fertile hills and with a decrease in altitude, the dry climate changes into a warm, moist environment and it is clear that we have finally reached the Indian subcontinent.
Today is the last day of our travels together. Before your departure, we would appreciate it if you would spend a few minutes evaluating our services for future improvement. You can either give the feedback form to your guide or just write us a simple email detailing the highlights of the trip or any complaints. After being greeted by Nepalese escorts, we will drive to the border of Nepal and take a short rest in the border town of Datopani.  Then drive to Kathmandu and take you to the hotel that you booked.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Cristian Pumarino Jun,11 2019 01:29:35
We are 3 people that will travel from Chengdu to Lahsa by train, arriving around August 5th. We want to take 4 days tour in Lhasa.  We need to know how to book the tour with you, the price, how to pay it and what are the documents we need to go there. We will get our tourist visa to visit China after we book the tour. Two of us will travel form Chile in South America and our son -also chilean- will do it form South Africa. Stay tuned to reply
Lakshmi May,23 2019 15:20:14
Hi, I am interested in this tour. But I cannot exert myself much and was wondering if I can skip the Kailash Kora and use other forms of transportation. I do however want to see Mt. Kailash. Also are you able to provide oxygen?
matteo May,18 2019 16:19:11
Hello! we would kindly like to know what’s the cheapest offer you have for this guided tour. We’re two people thank you!!

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